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Larry Scott Trail

Olympic Peninsula > Northern Coast
48.1057, -122.7811 Map & Directions
7.3 miles, one-way
Elevation Gain
641 feet
Highest Point
270 feet
Calculated Difficulty About Calculated Difficulty
A view of the ferry dock. Photo by bentley-edelman. Full-size image
  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Good for kids
  • Coast

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The Larry Scott Trail is a regional trail for hikers, bikers, and horseback riders that leaves from the waterfront in Port Townsend. It is also part of the Olympic Discovery Trail. Continue reading

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Hiking Larry Scott Trail

This trail starts on the waterfront in downtown Port Townsend and trends southwest from there. It makes for a great out-and-back route within the city and beyond. The trail is wide and relatively flat, so there is plenty of room to share with bikers and horseback riders. You can also start at the SW trailhead at four corners and head into Port Townsend. 

In addition to this being a great day hike, it’s also the eastern terminus of the Olympic Discovery Trail, which extends west all the way to the Pacific Coast.

Toilet Information

  • Toilet at trailhead

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Wheelchair Accessibility

This trail is 10 feet wide and flat on varying types of surface material. The sections of the trail closer to town are less steep; as you get further from town, wheelchair users may need assistance navigating an increasingly steep grade.

Larry Scott Trail

Map & Directions

Co-ordinates: 48.1057, -122.7811 Open in Google Maps

Before You Go

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WTA Pro Tip: Save a copy of our directions before you leave! App-based driving directions aren't always accurate and data connections may be unreliable as you drive to the trailhead.

Getting There

Driving Directions for Port Townsend Trailhead

From the Port Townsend ferry dock, head west on Water St. for 1 mile as it becomes Sims Way. Turn left onto Haines Place and drive straight to the water where there is parking.

Driving Directions for Four Corners Trailhead

From the Port Townsend ferry dock head west on Water St. for 2 miles as it becomes Sims Way. At the traffic circle continue straight on Sims Way for another 0.3 mile. At a second traffic circle, take the second exit to stay on Sims Way for yet another 0.4 mile. Continue onto WA-20 for 3.6 miles, then turn right onto S Discovery Road for 0.3 miles. Turn right onto Milo Curry road for a few hundred feet and arrive at the trailhead. Restroom available.

Take Transit

Jefferson Transit routes 2, 6A, 11A, and 11B stop at the Safeway gas station on Sims Way, which is a few hundred feet from the trailhead in Port Townsend.

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Olympic Peninsula > Northern Coast

City of Port Townsend

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